The Creativity Cure

A do-it-yourself prescription for happiness

Hidden Pain, Secret Shame

People who seem to "have it all" may quietly suffer from severe psychological pain or shame. Others may envy their material wealth and seeming autonomy and not approach them with empathy. The need to maintain a show of success may prevent such persons from exposing vulnerabilities and getting help. Read More


Sure is true. Many people are materially successful because they are tortured about being inferior, inadequate, etc. and need to "prove" they are ok. Many externally successful people are alcoholic, drug addicted, etc.
but, they do not give up. They struggle, fight, get back up. bet they/we need vulnerability. They need to be told/assured and learn that it is BETTER to be vulnerable. Better to let people know of the struggles, the defeats, the fears, anxieties,
And guess what? The more you have, the more you seem to have to lose....freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose..

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Carrie Barron, M.D., is a psychiatrist and co-author of The Creativity Cure: A Do-It Yourself Prescription for Happiness, which she wrote with her husband, Alton Barron.


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